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T U E S D A Y SEPTEMBER 10, 2002

THE BROWN DAILY HERALD Volume CXXXVII, No. 68

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Brown, East Siders still at odds over facilities expansion BY ELENA LESLEY

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Myrth York was on the Main Green Monday to build support among Brown voters in preperation for today’s primary elections. According to a survey conducted Aug. 31 to Sept. 2,York has a lead over primary opponents Sheldon Whitehouse and Antonio Pires.

York strolls Main Green to build steam BY JAMAY LIU

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Myrth York briefly stopped at Brown Monday in one of her final campaign stops before today’s primary elections. After she arrived around 10:30 a.m., York walked the campus with members of her campaign team for half an hour, shaking hands and answering questions people posed to her before today’s primary elections. York said one of her priorities is to get

the state’s fiscal problems in order so the resources needed to address important issues, such as improving education, would be affordable. “I want to form a better partnership with Brown,” York said. “Brown is a powerful resource, and the people here have the ideas that are going to become the jobs of the future.” She said that after Friday’s sentencing of former Mayor Vincent Cianci, “there is a strong desire for change” among

Rhode Islanders. “People are tired of the corruption, of politicians not living up to their word,” York said. “I want to open up the government, make it more accessible to people. Corruption happens when there is secrecy in the government.” Kevin Bennett ’03, who worked as a full-time paid-staff member on York’s campaign this summer and organized

The administration’s plan to move forward with the expansion of University facilities continues to fuel debate among East Side residents. While President Ruth Simmons recently told The Herald that Brown “absolutely must have” a life sciences building, John Kilmartin of the College Hill Neighborhood Association said the University’s plan to build the structure on the East Side is “a constant thorn in the side” of area residents. Nevertheless, the University is prepared to go ahead with its proposal to build the new life sciences building on Meeting Street between Brown and Thayer streets. Kilmartin said the building plan submitted in the fall of 2001 “was out of scale, too industrial in design and too massive” for the area around its proposed site and in one of Providence’s oldest historic districts. Because of the local resistance, the University is exploring ways to give residents a greater voice in the process while continuing with that and other projects. When the building was first slated for construction, the University informed area residents only two weeks in advance. Although the University suspended the project because it could not obtain approval from the Historical District Commission, residents were miffed that they did not know about the plans sooner, Kilmartin said. As a result, the administration hired Frances Halsband, a partner in the architectural firm R.M. Halsband and Kilment, to develop a “master plan” for the University’s expansion, which would examine the concerns of staff, faculty and local residents. “We’re developing an overall plan of

see YORK, page 6 see EXPANSION, page 6

Over the course of one year, a world of change at Brown and beyond BY JULIETTE WALLACK

Just as it changed the country, it changed Brown. One year after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the University community has had a chance to stop reeling from the unexpected, shake off the fine dust of sadness that settled over minds and hearts and look at ONE YEAR AFTER THIRD IN A SERIES how the tragedy changed lives. And it did change lives, administrators say, pointing to the loss of innocence and new appreciation for life that many profess to have experienced. Now, on the eve of the one-year anniver-

sary, President Ruth Simmons says the time since the event has allowed Americans — and those at Brown, especially — to look at the underlying problems and resulting sadness from a more academic and intellectual stance. And that, she told The Herald, is why the anniversary of the attacks is so important. “When we came together last year on Sept. 11, it was out of fear, anger and grief,” Simmons said. “When we come together this year on Sept. 11, it will be out of reflection on what happened, and you can learn considerably more a year later. “You don’t have the fear, anger and grief at such a raw level that you can’t bring the intellectual dimensions there to understand what needs to be done.”

A year later, it’s possible to see that the tragedy gave life a new complexity, Simmons said. “I think that event generally has instilled in us a kind of tentativeness that I hope wasn’t there before,” she said. “It’s hard to get back to the notion that you can plan far ahead, that you can be confident about the future, that you can be happy and laugh and not feel guilt that you are enjoying life.” But for months after the attacks, that confidence, happiness and guilt-free existence was absent, replaced by sorrow and fear, said Margaret Jablonski, dean for campus life. “Our campus needed several things,” she said. “We needed an expression of sorrow, a campus-wide grieving process for all the

I N S I D E T U E S D AY, S E P T E M B E R 1 0 , 2 0 0 2 Independent study shows University has enough parking, doesn’t need facility page 3

Gubernatorial and mayoral hopefuls gear up for today’s primary elections across R.I. page 3

UCS lays out agenda for fall semester in opening meeting Monday night page 5

lives that were lost. And we also needed to grieve somewhat for a loss of security and sureness about travel and comfort with being in a big city.” Jablonski, who began working at Brown just weeks before Sept. 11, 2001, said the tremendous loss of life highlighted “how fragile our connections are with the people who we love, and that they can be gone immediately,” she said. “Therefore, we need to do everything possible to maintain good relationships.” University Chaplain Janet CooperNelson, who has been at the University for more than a decade, compared Brown one year ago to today’s Brown. see CHANGE, page 4

TO D AY ’ S F O R E C A S T Joshua Skolnick ’04 says pacifism is the only way for Palestinians to legitimize their plight column,page 11

Women’s soccer goes winless over weekend in tests against UNH, Holy Cross page 12

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METRO TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2002 · PAGE 3

Primaries bear importance of choosing new mayor, governor BY JULIETTE WALLACK

Today’s Democratic mayoral primary election — the winner of which could easily become Providence’s next mayor — could be one of the most competitive in recent Providence history. With former Mayor Vincent Cianci — a staple of Providence politics — facing a five-year prison sentence for racketeering, voters will have the opportunity to choose between four Democratic candidates. David Cicilline ’83, David Igliozzi, Kevin McKenna and former Mayor Joseph Paolino are all vying to replace Cianci at the throne of City Hall. The winner will go on to compete against Republican David Talan, Independent Christopher Young and Green Party candidate Greg Gerritt in the November election that will decide the next leader of Providence. With Cianci out of the picture, the Providence political scene now drastically differs from what it has been for the past two decades. The lack of experienced candidates beyond the Democratic hopefuls could give the winner of today’s primary an easy win in November. Talan, Young and Gerritt have never won an election, and none of them are as well known as the Democratic candidates. Cicilline, a Providence-based lawyer and former state representative, is leading in recent polls. In an interview with The Herald last week, he said he credits his success to starting his campaign in February, before Cianci even announced he would not seek reelection. With his campaign more than six months old, Cicilline said he has had the opportunity to share his ideas with residents from numerous Providence neighborhoods. “I’ve had a chance to lay out my plans for education, for neighborhoods, for economic development,” he said. Paolino, who served as mayor the last time Cianci was convicted of criminal charges, is focusing on neighborhood development. “You can’t do a whole city in four years, but you can do neighborhoods,” he told The Herald last week. Paolino said he also plans to focus on reforming and rebuilding Providence’s public school system. “If it wasn’t for the school system, I don’t think I’d be running for mayor,” he said. “I have a goal on class size. I’m a big supporter of having tutoring and mentoring programs with college kids.” The former mayor told The Herald that if elected, he would encourage Brown and other local colleges and universities to expand in the downtown business district. “You’re not going to see any office buildings built, and I think we need to bring universities there,” Paolino said. While the mayoral contest is one of the most competitive in recent years, the gubernatorial race is nearly as intense. With three Democratic candidates vying for term-limited Gov. Lincoln Almond’s position, today’s primary between Antonio Pires, Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse and Myrth York is expected to be close. York led in a Brown University poll released last week, but almost 30 percent of responding voters were still undecided. A common theme runs through both the mayoral and gubernatorial campaigns — candidates are pushing for change and an end to corruption in Rhode Island politics. “People are tired of the corruption, of politicians not living up to their word,” York told The Herald when she visited campus Monday. “I want to open up the government, make it more accessible to people,” she said. “Corruption happens when there is secrecy in the government.” Voters registered in Rhode Island can cast their ballots in Salomon Hall today. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Herald staff writer Juliette Wallack ’05 edits the metro section. She can be reached at jwallack@browndailyherald.com.

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Though some complain about a parking shortage, a recent study commissioned by the University showed Brown has more parking than is required by the city.

Surprise — U. has ample parking BY AYANA MORALES

Brown administrators dropped a proposal to build a new parking garage early this summer, and the University now hopes to ease demand for campus parking by creating improved access to public busses and trolleys for staff, faculty and students. The plan to build a garage was one of many concerns University officials addressed this summer in their master plan — a blueprint for expansion that required approval from Providence’s City Plan Commission. Brown administrators considered constructing a new garage last fall when the commission asked the University to alleviate the need for parking. To better understand campus parking, administrators hired consultants from McGuire Associates to investigate the use of current parking lots. The University currently has 2,100 parking spaces for faculty and students, more than is required by the city. The consultants also found that some parking lots were only 75 percent occupied and others were less than 50 percent occupied. “We wanted to make sure that if we built a garage, it would be used,” said Laura Freid, executive vice president for public affairs and University relations. Several students and the University’s College Hill neighbors were opposed to parking lot additions. The three prospective sites for lots were below Pembroke Field, beside the Radisson Providence Harbor Hotel near India Point Park and above Brown’s Athletic Complex parking lot. India Point Park neighbors distributed fliers and contacted political leaders, environmentalist groups and school officials to protest the potential parking lot that was to be located near I-195’s Gano Street exit. The Brown Green Party co-signed a letter to the University administration with the Brown College Democrats outlining their concerns with the proposed India Point Park lot last semester. Administrators took note of these concerns and are trying to lower the need for parking before reconsidering building a garage. The University now plans to make academic expansion its priority, with a focus on the proposed life sciences building, Freid said. “The campus facilities that are primarily for stu-

The University currently has 2,100 parking spaces for faculty and students, more than is required by the city, according to a University commissioned study. The consultants also found that some parking lots were only 75 percent occupied and others were less than 50 percent occupied. dents and faculty have the highest priority. Non-academic service buildings are not as important as those that serve a primarily academic need,” Freid said. University officials are now looking for other ways to reduce the demand for parking. The University hopes to reinforce the rule of prohibiting first-years from having vehicles on campus and plans to create better arrangements with the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority to provide trolleys and busses for faculty, staff and students, the George Street Journal reported. The University is working to increase shuttle service and to provide access to reduced-fare rates on RIPTA buses and shuttles. Administrators are also closely following a study used by Cornell University that helped that school reduce its demand for parking. Cornell instituted the Transportation Demand Management Program in 1991 to handle increased traffic and parking on its campus. By encouraging carpooling and the use of mass transit, Cornell reduced the amount of cars on campus. In 2001-02, 37 percent of Cornell employees used mass transit or carpool, according to the university’s Commuter and Parking Services Web site. Director of Planning Michael McCormick would not comment on the University’s current plans for parking accommodation.


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“The hardship, as much as it’s aimed at my generation, will affect … the next generation” now making up the student body at Brown, Cooper-Nelson said. “I think we’re an older nation than we were.” Simmons said she realizes how much the United States has changed, and she said she feels the Brown community is very lucky because members coexist with people from many different parts of the world, an option not always encouraged in some parts of the country. But even Brown’s openness can’t help the entire country heal quickly, and Simmons said there’s still a sadness that permeates the country. “We return to parts of this nation where it can be pretty frightening to be, because people are fearful of difference. I grew up with that fear. I lived for decades with it. And to see that return to this country, you have to have a sadness about that. Because one likes to think we were getting to the end of that,” she said. The way to move beyond unfounded hatred, she said, is to educate people, and she called the anniversary and the following days and years “an incredible moment for us to undertake the kind of education we should have.” The events of Sept. 11, 2001, showed Brown “how urgent that is, and how impossible it is if we don’t undertake the kind of education that teaches us about different cultures and different religions and different approaches,” she said, and that view wasn’t necessarily as obvious on Sept. 10 of last year. “Whether we accede to it or not — now, that’s a different question,” Simmons admitted, but, she said there are some hopeful signs that the message of the importance of education is spreading. Still, “you never want to see an improvement of change come through the slaughter of innocent people,” she said. Simmons called Sept. 11, 2001, one of the most important days in

it can be pretty frightening to be, because people are fearful of difference. I grew up with that fear. I lived for decades with it. And to see that return to this country, you have to have a sadness about that.” President Ruth Simmons the lives of Americans and said it will always be a “reference point,” separating decisively the time before and the time after. And, looking back on that reference point a year later, she said it is our perspective that has changed the most. “If it’s to be used at all to help us take advantage of this experience,” she said, “it needs to be used to think more deeply about what we can do to make sure that we live our lives without violence, without hatred, without bigotry.” Cooper-Nelson said the disbelief she and the rest of the University felt last September has not quite disappeared. “When those planes hit those towers, almost all the rules I knew broke,” she said. Looking back, “it’s a little bit like having gravity not work. The first sound is of your heart breaking and then hearing the rest of the world shattering.” Herald staff writer Juliette Wallack ’05 can be reached at jwallack@browndailyherald.com.


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CAMPUS NEWS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2002 · PAGE 5

For Arab students, a unique test followed attacks of Sept. 11 BY JONATHAN NOBLE

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Students gathered in the Third World Center Monday afternoon for a discussion led by Dean Karen McLaurinChesson ’74, above, entitled "What Have We Learned Since Sept. 11, 2001?"

UCS to focus on student services this year The Undergraduate Council of Students outlined this year’s agenda, which focuses on student services and community building, in its first meeting of the semester Monday night. After opening remarks by President Allen Feliz ’03, Vice President Deepa Kumaraiah ’04 announced that the Production Workshop would move to Bigelow Lounge in Keeney Quad while the University renovates the T.F. Green Hall performance space. Chairs of the Council’s four committees fleshed out the Council’s main plans for the year. The Academic and Administrative Affairs Committee will revamp the academic advising system and help publicize administration changes in campus safety and faculty governance, said chair Kevin Bennett ’03. Rahim Kurji ’05, chair of the Admission and Student Services committee, said he will continue working with the Office of Admission to develop a list of high schools from disadvantaged areas that Brown has historically ignored. Issues facing disabled students and improving athletic facilities for non-varsity athletes will also remain priorities, Kurji said. The Campus Life committee plans to make a strong

push for Brown to build new athletic facilities and renovate the Ratty, said chair Justin Sanders ’04. In the short term, the committee will continue to build new Brown traditions such as a birthday celebration for the Van Wickle Gates and Wellness Week. “We need to make sure the University’s responsibility to provide a good life for students is not overlooked,” Sanders said. UCS has made some headway in securing new and used computers to create e-mail kiosks around campus, Sanders said. Student Activities committee chair Sarah Buchwalter ’05 said her committee will continue to determine which groups deserve Category III status to avoid wasting student activities fees. UCS also set first-year elections for Sept. 26-27, with the deadline for announcing one’s candidacy on Sept. 20. Internal elections for three open representative positions will be held at next Monday’s meeting. UCS will also look into why the winners of the Councilsponsored game show “Win Paul Armstrong’s Money” never received their prizes. — Brian Baskin

Although many are concerned about the U.S. government’s policy toward foreigners, students of Arab descent at Brown say the University community has provided an accepting and safe place to live after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. But difficulties in getting necessary visas processed to return to school has a handful of Brown students stranded in their home countries as classes enter ONE YEAR AFTER FOURTH IN A SERIES their second week. In the weeks after the terrorist strikes, many Arab Americans said they feared they might become victims of violent attacks. Although stories abounded of Arab and Muslim citizens detained by the government, Brown students report they have not faced much racial or religious profiling at school. “There have not been any significant incidents over the past year,” said John Eng-Wong, director of Foreign Student, Faculty and Staff Services. The enrollment of international students this semester is approximately the same as in past years, he said. “There were no Arab Brown students who left Brown as a result of Sept. 11, while there were many in other parts of the country, in D.C., in Boston,” said Alia El Senussi ’03, copresident of the Arab Club and vice president of the Brown International Students Organization. “And I think that’s indicative of the Brown community and how comfortable we international students and some Muslim students and the Arab students feel here,” he said. Tarek Khanachet ’03, co-chair of the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee, recalled only one personal experience with racism in Providence. Last fall he was speaking in Arabic on a cellular phone, when a teenage boy nearby asked him if he blew up the World Trade Center. “One of his friends heard him and told him not to play into stereotypes,” Khanachet said. The problem of racial profiling has cropped up off-campus, though. “I get singled out every time I come into the United States,” Khanachet said. Customs agents searched him before his flight to Beirut during spring break last semester, he said. Brown Muslim Students Association President Zeba Huq ’04 said she was pulled aside by airport security once. But she said one of her friends, who wears a head covering, was told by an airport guard to bare her head. Though Huq’s friend offered to remove the covering before a woman in a private room, the guard insisted she do so in public. “That’s really a traumatizing incident,” Huq said. “It’s as if a normal American were being told, ‘Take off your shirt,’ or ‘Take off your pants.’” International students at many U.S. universities — especially men coming from Middle Eastern or Muslim countries — also faced severe delays in processing their visa applications. At Penn State, nearly 100 students failed to receive permission to come to the United States before course registration ended last week, the Associated Press reported. One Brown undergraduate was still waiting for a visa as of last week, Eng-Wong said. Including graduate students, a “handful” of Brown students have yet to arrive because they lack a visa, he said. Other Ivy League schools have seen similar numbers of delayed students, he said. “There is some anxiety about the visa situation in that people see friends not issued visas when these are very normal, very un-terrorist individuals,” El Senussi said. “The girls don’t have problems, but the guys here, in general, worry. They know they have to apply for visas months in advance now, and there’s this extreme background check, and even then they might not be issued a visa.” In January, U.S. universities are scheduled to begin using a national database, the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, to store information on the approximately one million international students in the United States. While it will allow schools to update information more often, Eng-Wong said many administrators see ARAB, page 6


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guy you always wanted your daughter to marry and Andre was the guy you never wanted your daughter to meet. Their tennis styles contrasted as well. One statistic in Sunday’s match was very telling: at one point, Sampras had won 65 of 100 points in which he had come to the net. Agassi had won nine out of 11 points. Even if you were rooting for one, as I’m sure those who watched on Sunday were, you couldn’t help wishing that it would go to five sets just to be able to watch them play some more. This rivalry is unlike any other left in sports. It harkens back to days of Connors vs. McEnroe and Ali vs. Frasier. Neither player is planning on retiring in the very near future so we can all hope and pray that they will get to keep this rivalry intact for the next few years. That way they can help to keep men’s tennis in the spotlight for at least a little while and it can allow us to watch and thoroughly appreciate the last of the great individual rivalries. Let’s just hope that it happens.

where we’ll put the buildings and what Brown should do,” Halsband said. “As the campus grows, we don’t want to lose the feeling of what makes Brown Brown.” She said that difficulties arose concerning projects such as the life sciences building because the University hoped to expand into a historic district. To address concerns surrounding this project, the administration organized a meeting last month at which the architect in charge of construction presented a revised building plan to East Side residents. “There was some improvement, but the issue isn’t by any means resolved,” Kilmartin said. “We’re still worried about noise, noise pollution, all the types of research they’ll be doing, parking.” Simmons acknowledged that local residents have legitimate concerns about the building’s construction, but insisted that, “we need it because to educate students well, we must offer the best facilities for research and teaching.” Halsband has only conducted interviews with staff members so

Jeff Saltman ’03 hails from outside Washington D.C and is a history and economics concentrator.

Arab continued from page 5 worry about the difficulty of using a single classification system for thousands of different institutions. The vast amount of data stored by the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System will require students to be far more attentive, and place them under greater scrutiny than in the past, he said. “I think it’s a discouraging turn.

The government certainly should sharpen its intelligence capability,” Eng-Wong said. “But the ways in which resources have been allocated, I think, are driven in some senses more by fear than by a thoughtful reflection on what will work.” The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, highlighted a need for Arab Americans to educate people about Islam and Middle Eastern culture and history, Khanachet said, as well as for universities to support their Middle Eastern studies programs. He said he

far, and said the master plan would probably take a year to complete. She estimated, however, that construction of the life sciences building would begin in a year and a half. Originally, the building was slated for completion by 2002. The master plan will also examine ways to expand department resources, student housing options and parking availability, Halsband said. One potential way to quell disputes between the University and East Side residents would be to build in the city center, she added. Many local residents, including mayoral candidate Joseph Paolino, who told The Herald he “want(s) downtown to become a university campus,” support this idea. “Frankly, what we’re going through is not unusual at all,” Simmons said. “It’s very commonplace for communities, planning boards, user groups and others to have an iterative project where buildings get changed as you go through this process. We’re going to end up with a better building because we’re taking great care to listen to all those concerns.” Herald staff writer Elena Lesley ’04 is a news editor. She can be reached at elesley@browndailyherald.com.

plans to lead teach-ins and panels on topics that include Israel and Palestine, American foreign policy and Iraq for the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee. “In a time when there is an overarching sense of ‘us against them’ in this country, with the threat of Islamic extremism and terrorism, I think it’s necessary that Arab Americans make it clear that their religion doesn’t set them up against the United States,” he said. “Being Arab does not make you hate America,” he said.

York continued from page 1 her visit to Brown, said York’s campaign preferred the casual format of Monday’s visit over a structured speech because the visit let York meet and talk with people on a more personal level. “We didn’t want it to be an artificial, manufactured event,” Bennett said. “Myrth is a phenomenal person, great to talk to and interact with.” York leads over primary opponents Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse and Antonio Pires. According to a survey conducted between Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 by Darrell West, director of the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy, 32 percent of respondents said they planned to vote for York, while 29 percent were undecided. Bennett said he encourages Brown’s 1,000 registered voters to vote for York. “Brown has a natural constituency for Myrth,” he said. “Her views are very liberal and educated. Let’s make her the first woman governor of Rhode Island.” Herald staff writer Jamay Liu ’05 can be reached at jliu@browndailyherald.com.


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IN BRIEF WorldCom employees seek severance (Washington Post) — Former WorldCom Inc. employees asked a federal bankruptcy court Monday to approve an additional $36 million in severance payments to 4,000 employees who have been laid off by the financially troubled telecommunications company in recent months. The court has already approved $22 million in payments to laid off workers, but each individual check was limited to $4,650 because of mandatory cap set in place by bankruptcy law-far below what some employees said they are owed. The AFL-CIO filed a motion Monday to raise the cap. The request follows a similar move by WorldCom last week. “We have always believed it was the right thing to do,’’ said WorldCom spokesman Brad Burns in reference to the company’s petition to make good on its severance obligations. WorldCom, which is the parent company of MCI Group and Internet provider UUNet, has laid off approximately 2,000 employees in the Washington area during the last four months. WorldCom filed for protection from its creditors in July, the largest bankruptcy filing ever. Since then, every major expenditure by the nation’s second largest telecommunications company must be approved by the bankruptcy court. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Arthur Gonzalez is scheduled to hold a hearing on the severance payment and other issues at a hearing scheduled for Oct. 1. Just last month, Gonzalez agreed to boost the limit on severance payments to employees laid-off by Enron Corp. to $13,500. WorldCom has not only asked to the court to exceed the $4,650 cap on individual payments, but also to cancel socalled enhance severance agreements with 19 executives. Those agreements would have paid the executives a total of $900,000.

Arafat condemns all terrorist attacks RAMALLAH, West Bank (L. A. Times) — Speaking to the largest

gathering of Palestinian legislators in two years, Yasser Arafat on Monday condemned terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians while excoriating Israel for attacks on Palestinians. In a rambling speech delivered at times in a near-whisper, the Palestinian Authority president also promised elections in early January, prompting catcalls from some legislators who demanded that he deliver an official decree setting the date. Arafat, who appeared weak and at times fumbled with his microphone, apologized early in his 70-minute speech, saying, “I’m sorry, I have a bit of flu.’’ In what one Palestinian legislator described as a bid to regain international acceptance, Arafat repeatedly condemned terrorism, “whether it is carried out by state, by group or by individuals.’’ He expressed sympathy for Americans preparing for the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, which he called an “unprecedented crime.’’ In an apparent reference to suicide bomb attacks by Palestinians that have taken a heavy toll on Israel, Arafat said: “Our national interest and the necessity to maintain international support for our just cause force us to reiterate our stand in condemning all these acts of terror against Israeli civilians, but also to condemn every act of terror against Palestinian civilians.’’ Israeli leaders were largely dismissive of Arafat’s remarks, saying they wanted action, not words. “Arafat’s statement is worthless,’’ said Tzachi Hanegbi, a leading member of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s Likud Party. He called the Palestinian leader “a pathological liar.’’ Another Likud member of parliament, Danny Naveh, said Israeli authorities should have prevented the Palestinian Legislative Council from meeting at all. “It would have been better not to make a move which may breathe new life into Arafat,’’ he said. “This meeting

may reinforce his legitimacy, something which I believe isn’t in our interest.’’ Sharon and President Bush have said they don’t consider Arafat a trustworthy partner in peace negotiations and have called for new Palestinian leadership. However, Arafat is considered almost certain to win re-election as president of the Palestinian Authority. Legislators have been pressing Arafat to set a date for elections, both for president and for parliament. Parliamentary elections haven’t been held since 1996. When Arafat pledged Monday to hold elections in January, several legislators began shouting at him to set a date. “There’s no decree!’’ one member yelled. “I’m saying it in front of you, so there’s a commitment,’’ Arafat replied. Several legislators grumbled after the meeting that Arafat had given them little to work with in attempting to salvage some semblance of self-governance. Many want to see a prime minister appointed to take on the day-today running of the government. Arafat opposes such a move, since it would take away much of his power. “He really should have discussed issues. We can see that this speech was meant for the world, more than for the Palestinian Legislative Council,’’ said Abbas Zaki, a council member from the West Bank city of Hebron. Arafat’s remarks were delivered in a hot, overcrowded meeting room at his headquarters, much of which has been destroyed by Israeli shells. The meeting drew diplomats from European countries and Canada. The United States did not send a representative. Legislators last met four months ago but have not met in such numbers since before the current round of violence began nearly two years ago. The meeting had the atmosphere of a reunion, since Israeli-imposed restrictions had kept many from seeing one another for months.


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Rally honors Northern Alliance leader KABUL, Afghanistan (L. A. Times) — A

rally here Monday climaxed nationwide commemorations of the assassination a year ago of Ahmed Shah Massood, the leader of the anti-Taliban resistance who was killed by suspected alQaida operatives two days before the terrorist attacks on the United States. Amid heavy security, streets in Kabul, the Afghan capital, were lined with portraits of Massood. Police and soldiers donned Tshirts depicting his face as they ushered a crowd estimated at more than 10,000 people into the main football stadium. Another 10,000 or so gathered to listen in adjacent fields. Monday was declared a holiday, and electricity, shut off in the city during the daytime recently to conserve water at hydroelectric plants, remained on so that people would be able to watch the four-hour memorial ceremony on television. But while the ceremonies around the country and stateorganized pilgrimages to Massood’s mausoleum in the Panjshir Valley inspired in many a feeling of sadness, they also carried a strong overtone of propaganda benefiting Massood’s Northern Alliance movement. The Northern Alliance controls some of the most powerful positions within the new Afghan state. Massood, an ethnic Tajik, is a hero to Tajiks, who made up most of the Northern Alliance forces. But he is not nearly so popular among other groups, who remember his role — along with those of other moujahedeen commanders — in largely destroying Kabul during a 199296 civil war. No such criticisms of Massood were heard at the rally in Kabul, where his 13-year-old son, Ahmed, rail-thin and dressed in a tie and the brown woolen cap favored by his father, stood under an enormous portrait of Massood and received endless kisses from bearded dignitaries praising the

man known as “the Lion of the Panjshir.’’ Reading a speech in a nervous voice, the young Massood told the crowd: “This commemoration should be a renewal of our commitment to our martyred heroes. We should promise to follow their path and program, and pass it on to future generations, so that they too will defend their countries.’’ The stadium where the rally was held was the same one where the Taliban once held public executions. A friend of Massood’s who survived the bombing that killed him hobbled to the podium and delivered an emotional speech in praise of the slain commander. As the day passed without terrorist incident, it appeared that the heavy security precautions were paying off. Authorities long have feared new attacks to coincide with this week’s anniversary of Massood’s death and the attacks Sept. 11 in the United States. Afghanistan has been particularly on edge since Thursday, when President Hamid Karzai narrowly escaped a would-be assassin’s bullet in the southern city of Kandahar and a bomb went off in Kabul that killed at least 24 people. Massood was killed by a bomb-packed video camera as he began an interview with two Arabs posing as journalists. Immediately after his killing, Taliban troops launched an allout offensive to try to oust the Northern Alliance from the small corner of Afghan territory that it then controlled. But U.S. intervention after the terrorist strikes in the United States changed the tide of that conflict, allowing Massood’s forces to enter Kabul by November. Francesc Vendrell, the European Union’s special representative to Afghanistan, told reporters Sunday that he believed the attention being lavished

“This commemoration should be a renewal of our commitment to our martyred heroes. We should promise to follow their path and program, and pass it on to future generations, so that they too will defend their countries.’’ Ahmed Massood Son of Northern Alliance Leader upon Massood was justified. “I’m not surprised that Massood has been turned into a hero. He was assassinated in a moment when there was a real danger that this country would be overrun by the Taliban,’’ Vendrell said. “His assassination was a tragedy and deprived Afghanistan of an important leader and a major partner to other potential leaders in this country.’’ In addition to the rally in Kabul on Monday, ceremonies were held in several other cities, including Mazar-e-Sharif to the northwest. Earlier, there was a two-day symposium in Kabul for officials and scholars to discuss the legacy of Massood. Also, special television programs were shown to commemorate his years of fighting against Soviet invaders and his later campaign against the Taliban, which his militia prevented from achieving a total takeover of the country.


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Researchers get punished for telemarketers’ crimes (Washington Post) — Two phone

calls, each from a telemarketer, interrupt your dinner. Enraged, you don’t give the third caller a chance, even if he assures you he’s not selling anything. Think you’re annoyed? Imagine how the third caller feels. Often, he’s really not trying to sell you anything. He’s asking you to weigh in on a hot gubernatorial race, gauging your car-buying habits, tracking your television-watching preferences or eliciting gripes about your health plan. Sometimes he’s working for Gordon Black, chairman and chief executive of Harris Interactive Inc., a Rochester, N.Y.-based polling firm that works with large companies and government agencies. When Black got into the survey research business in the late 1960s, he would complete about 65 surveys for every 100 telephone numbers dialed. These days, his people are lucky if they complete 15. Black, and most other experts in the survey industry, blame the low response rates mostly on the growing number of telemarketing calls. The Electronic Retailing Association estimates that 16 billion telemarketing calls were made last year, which means the average household received 82 sales calls. Complaints about telemarketing calls have become so strong that a rash of states — and now the federal government — are moving to enact laws to limit them. At least 27 states have already approved laws creating do-not-call lists. Telemarketers who call people signed on to these registries face penalties. On Thursday the Federal Communications Commission will consider telemarketing rules that may affect research firms. But for now, such firms may call all households as long as they aren’t selling or soliciting anything. None of this has encouraged people to gab, the Council for Marketing & Opinion Research reported last year. Using — what else? — a telephone, the council found that 44 percent of people it surveyed had refused to participate in a survey in the past year, compared with 19 percent in 1980. Consumers, it turns out, don’t necessarily trust the researchers any more than they do telemarketers. Thirty percent said they strongly agreed that research firms can be trusted to protect their privacy, down from 51 percent in 1995. Equally troubling to researchers: Thirty-one percent said they’ve been asked to participate in a survey that turned out to be a sales pitch — an illegal practice known as “sugging,’’ short for “selling under the guise’’ of research. “The erosion of telephone research has been steady in the past 15 years,’’ said Harris Interactive’s Black. “Telephone interviewing is a major casualty of telemarketing.’’ Maybe you don’t care. But researchers offer plenty of reasons you should. The development of products, from toasters to postage stamps, relies heavily on public feedback by means of surveys, researchers say. They contend the answers to legitimate surveys can help improve the shopping experience

at the local mall, shorten the reimbursement time from one’s healthcare provider, or help sway decision-makers in charge of pension funds or the local school system. “If you do not participate, you could eliminate yourself from weighing in on something you care a lot about — even privacy issues,’’ said Diane Bowers, president of the Council of American Survey Research Organizations. Without the phone, it has become more expensive to produce accurate surveys, said Tom Smith, director of the General Social Survey at the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center. Researchers must make more calls than ever to reach a statistically accurate sample. That drives up costs. Or they devise complicated techniques to ensure the sample they’ve got reflects the views of the population they’re trying to reach, Smith said. That also drives up costs. And it’s not just companies and politicians who fork over big bucks. It’s the taxpayer, too, Smith said. For instance, the federal government surveys 60,000 households a month to get monthly unemployment rates that ultimately affect the economy — and stock portfolios. Most of the contact is made by phone, and taxpayers foot the bill. “Even with the high additional cost of doing surveys, the industry is concerned the numbers may not be as reliable as they once were,’’ Smith said. Still, the vast majority of Americans are either ambivalent or hostile toward telephone surveys, said Peter Tuckel, a sociology professor at Hunter College in New York. Not only are they refusing to cooperate, they’re refusing to pick up the phone. About two-thirds of Americans own a telephone answering machine (up 7 percentage points since 1995), and nearly half subscribe to caller ID (up almost 35 percentage points), Tuckel said, citing the results of two national face-to-face surveys he and RoperASW, a marketing and public opinion research firm, conducted in 1995 and 2000. The most common reason offered for getting caller ID is to identify the phone numbers of annoying callers. The next reason: to screen calls when the resident is at home. The intention may be to avoid telemarketers. But because the names of most survey firms are unfamiliar to the general public, and because their numbers often appear as “out of area’’ on caller ID units, the calls often go unanswered, Tuckel said. Complicating matters even further are the more sophisticated technologies on the market. TeleZapper, a $50 gadget, claims to emit a special tone that fools the computerized dialing systems used by telemarketers into thinking your number is disconnected. The Zenith EZ Hangup, at $14.95, claims that users can press a button when pesky salespeople begin their pitch, and it will play a polite recorded message: “I’m sorry, this number does not accept this type of call. Please regard this as your notification to remove this number from your list.”

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2002 · PAGE 10 S T A F F

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Growing pains For Brown to enhance its academic offerings, the University requires a host of new physical spaces in addition to new faculty, staff and academic resources. For too long, Brown has been fighting with its East Side and Fox Point neighbors over expansion. Expansion in Providence is just one facet of the University’s fractured relationship with its neighbors. Nevertheless, it is a part of the problem that can be fixed if both sides — Brown especially — make an effort to engage in open dialogue and work together. The University recently began taking these steps. A proposal to build a parking garage near India Point Park was scrapped. And President Simmons told The Herald that plans are underway to consult with local residents on the character of Brown’s future East Side expansion. This is a step in the right direction. The controversy over the proposed life sciences building — slated to be built on Meeting Street between Thayer and Brown streets — has lasted too long. Brown first announced plans to build the structure in November of 1999 to meet the demand for more academic space and to remain competitive with other universities. At that time, the $80 million life sciences building was slated to be completed in 2002. In October 2001, the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, which sits on the proposed site of the life sciences building, was vacated. The building is currently empty, and construction of the life sciences building has not begun. East Side residents voiced concerns over the size of the building, traffic problems, and environmental and waste disposal issues. Despite threats of lawsuits from local residents, Brown recently announced plans to go forward with its construction. Though we recognize the need for new space for the study of life sciences, Brown needs to do more than consult local residents before designing such a building. Perhaps the three years of bickering over the project have showed us that Meeting Street is not the right place for the proposed life sciences building. Furthermore, if Brown is facing this much opposition to one proposed East Side building project, the University will no doubt encounter more opposition when it carries out the future construction necessary for the implementation of Simmons’ academic renewal plans. After years of fighting over the proposed life sciences building, we are left with nothing but a vacant building and worsened relationships with the local community. While the University should not completely abandon the life sciences project, it should consider other options. Mayoral candidate Joseph Paolino repeatedly encouraged Brown and other universities to expand downtown. And the University has had success with the Development Office it opened in that area last year. Planning for physical expansion should be done in cooperation with those who live in the areas Brown plans to expand into, not in opposition to those residents.

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OPINIONS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2002 · PAGE 11

Palestinian grievances don’t pass the ‘gut test’ Pacificism is the only way for Palestinians to truly lend legitimacy to their suffering SUPREME COURT JUSTICE POTTER STEWART Somehow, though, I simply don’t feel once stated in a critical case determining much sympathy in my stomach. Perhaps it the limits of pornography that he couldn’t is because of my Jewish heritage. Perhaps specifically describe in words what it is because there are too many grievances pornography was, but he’d know it if he out there to care deeply about one of thousands of global problems. But saw it. perhaps the images of The same goes for legitiPalestinians mourning the mate human suffering. At a monsters who kill innocent place like Brown, there are a Israeli women and children million organizers, protesters, numb my palette to the taste picketers and clowns competof their woe. ing for your support in fighting Tragically, many in this against the injustice that they community and the world see in the world. community at large have gotOn a typical day, a Brown ten this lesson backwards. student can be asked to fight They see someone blow himagainst low wages for coffee JOSHUA SKOLNICK self up, killing large numbers growers, China’s domination UNDECIDED of innocent people, and their of Tibet, Russia’s tactics in gut reaction is, “Wow, he realChechnya, Augusta National ly must be angry. Let me try to Golf Course’s discrimination against women, the army’s attitude toward understand him and help him out in his homosexuals or the global community’s cause.” Fortunately, few in this country policies on debt relief in Africa, just to have this disturbing reaction. They realize name a few. Once a student climbs out of that suicide bombings simply confuse and the small pile of pamphlets and table slips dilute the possibly legitimate grievances of shoved in his face, he’s left with the simple the Palestinians. Surprisingly, Yasser Arafat has been question: What truly matters? Amid this cacophony of suffering, one reading my mind lately. Recently, the soof the causes I am least inclined to support called Palestinian leader proposed foris the struggle of the Palestinian people. mally denouncing suicide bombings and Much has been made of this issue in the terror attacks against Israelis. His reasonliberal press at Brown and in Europe. ing for this change in public stance sounds positively pacifistic. “Suicide attacks against Israeli civilians in buses, Joshua Skolnick ’04 is a political science restaurants, cafes and universities give the concentrator from Roslyn, N.Y. This is his Israeli government the ability to hide its fourth semester as a Herald columnist.

crimes,” reads a draft of a speech Arafat plans on presenting to the Palestinian Legislative Council. The path of conscious pacifism is one that has long been shunned by the Palestinian people and one that could well lend an end to their suffering. If they collectively shunned suicide bombings, and their claims of Israeli brutality were indeed valid, the world would be forced to rush to their side, instead of tip-toeing around on the sidelines, bewildered by competing accusations of terror. While there are exceptions, for the most part, if your claim of injustice is truly and purely valid, it will pass the “gut” test. That is, you’ll know it when you see it. So many causes at Brown fail this test. They feel couched in leftist political ideology or simple racism against whites or Western civilization. On Sept. 11, 2001, a handful of idiots tried convincing their classmates that the United States was truly responsible for what happened because of their oppressive foreign policy. While I assume these dimwits had good intentions behind these arguments, I know injustice when I see it. And on that day, I saw it. Similarly, one can cite as many examples of Israeli oppression and domination as he likes. But as long as those images of suicide bombers specifically targeting innocent Israeli women and children fill my TV screen, the Palestinian cause utterly fails the gut test. One might be tempted to ask why the Israelis don’t try this policy of pacifism.

Surely, if pacifism could facilitate the Palestinian cause, the Israeli cause would be similarly advanced if they withdrew from their war on terror. The answer is quite simple. Pacifism is not a good strategy to start using when someone has a knife to your throat or is attempting to slaughter you. It’s better when your grievance, as in the case of the Palestinians, is less serious. While some may disagree, it seems clear that humiliating checkpoints or restrictive travel options are problems that can be tolerated with an eye toward changing world opinion. Wholesale murder of innocent civilians in cafes and discos cannot be tolerated. That is why, though both parties can do more to stop the cycle of violence, the ball is firmly in the Palestinian court. On Sept. 11, 2001, we experienced a very brief moment of clarity. In that specific event, evil ran right up to the camera and smiled broadly. With the vast majority of abuses in the world, the evildoer is not so clear. In those cases, it often becomes necessary to demonstrate one’s suffering by simply not fighting back. Certainly, killing innocent members of the race of people who are subjugating you is no way to clarify the situation. Arafat’s new proposal, if carried out responsibly, may make me think twice about dismissing the suffering of the Palestinian people. If enough people are forced by their conscience to deal with the problem, the Palestinians may have found a just solution to their problems.

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Ageless rivalry resuscitates men’s tennis LOST IN THE SHUFFLE OF LAST weekend’s great sports extravaganza was the revival of one of the greatest rivalries in modern sports. While many people were watching the Rams offense stumbling, the Houston T e x a n s JEFF becoming the SALTMAN first expanTHE SALT’S TAKE sion team to win its opening game since Minnesota in 1961 and the Saints pulling out a victory against Tampa Bay, two old adversaries in the twilights of their careers were battling for supremacy in Flushing, N.Y. While they may have invigorated their respective careers, they may have also helped to save men’s tennis. Both Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi have been in the public eye since they were very young. In fact, their rivalry began on a national level in 1990 when Sampras beat Agassi in the finals of the U.S. Open. Though noticeably neither of them had his wife conspicuously cheering in the stands in 1990. Back then, they were battling for their first U.S. Open title, and Sampras ended up coming out the victor. On Sunday, the stakes were no lower, though Sampras was aiming for his fifth U.S. Open title and Agassi for his third. This time they weren’t only battling each other, but as ESPN columnist Curry Kirkpatrick put it, “they were battling Father Time and Mother Nature” — two opponents who have been the end of the careers of every athlete. Agassi and Sampras are no different. Though, for one day, they made us remember how great men’s tennis used to be. Before Richard Williams and his two girls came along and before Anna Kournikova was going out with every NHL player, men’s tennis reigned supreme. All people came to see was Agassi vs. Sampras in a meaningful match. For much of the mid-1990s they were ranked first and second in the world (with Sampras generally being the higher ranked). The rivalry had a kind of romanticism attached with it. Agassi was the pretty boy from Las Vegas who had all sorts of endorsement deals and was a charismatic entertainer. He was married, of course, to a famous actress who was part of the greatest TV series in history (Seinfeld has nothing on Suddenly Susan). Sampras was the more shy and quiet player who spoke through his game. He didn’t have the big name wives or girlfriends, though that has since changed. Pete was the see SALT, page 6

TRIVIA Questions 1. Who was the last defensive player to win the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award? 2. What was the largest margin of defeat in NFL playoff history? 3. Where did Patriots rookie WR Deion Branch go to college? 4. Of the last ten No. 1 draft picks, how many were quarterbacks? 5. Where was the Washington Redskins franchise originally located?

Winless weekend for women’s soccer BY ALICIA MULLIN

Despite its best efforts, the Brown women’s soccer team is without a win after its first two matches this weekend. Bruno’s first game of the 2002 season ended in a 2-0 shut out loss to University of New Hampshire (2-1-0). Game two of the year had a somewhat more favorable conclusion, a 1-1 tie with Holy Cross (0-1-2). Friday night’s game against the UNH Wildcats was an evenly-matched scoreless battle until the 37th minute of play, when UNH junior Angeline Alexakos scored on an arching 25-yard shot. Wildcat junior Ana Tobon scored again for UNH in the second half of play on a similar long-range shot that sailed just over the head of Brown goalkeeper Sarah Gervais ‘04. Although not necessarily evident from the score of the game, statistics for the two teams were almost even. Brown notched 15 shots on net to UNH’s 14. “Our shot selection could be better,” said Captain Kristin Ferrell ’04. “We had so many opportunities to find the net, but we just couldn’t score. We need to be a little more patient, maybe. At least the opportunities were there though.” Gervais ‘04 made six saves on the night, while Wildcat netminder Kristen Oulette had nine saves to preserve the shut out for New Hampshire. Brown’s next game, Sunday afternoon versus Holy Cross, was a lengthy one and showed a much higher level of play from the team. The Bears struck first, in the 25th minute, when a beautifully executed cross from Michaela Sewall ‘04 met the foot of Hayley Sennott ‘04. Sennott’s well-timed run towards the net allowed her to place the ball in the corner of the goal, out of the reach of Crusader keeper Christine Arsenault. The Bears’ lead was short-lived though. Just over five minutes later, in the 30th minute of play, Holy Cross senior forward Brandy Ault snuck the ball past Gervais and tied the game at one. There would be no more scoring for the remainder of that first half of play, nor would any goals come in the

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The women’s soccer team is back in action this fall, but failed to pick up a win this weekend in two games against UNH and Holy Cross. second half. “We were just so close to scoring the whole game,” Ferrell said. “It was right on the tip of our fingers.” After two ten-minute sudden death overtime periods the score remained 1-1, and, as NCAA soccer regulations do not allow for further tie-breaking methods during regular-season matches, the game ended in a tie. “For some reason we’ve seemed to struggle with scoring when we play Holy Cross,” Ferrell said. “I think the past two years our games against them have gone into overtime.” As far as what kept Bruno going through the extra minutes, Ferrell credits it to a combination of athleticism and competitiveness. “We just really wanted to come away with a win,” Ferrell said. “Mentally we knew we had worked hard, but we should’ve had more goals. After the game, though, my legs were so tired. Game fitness is a lot different

than (training).” Bruno’s offensive attack was stronger in the match against Holy Cross, as the Bears outshot the Crusaders 25-12. Gervais had 11 saves in net for Brown. Despite the lack of a win, the squad’s morale is high. “We improved so much by the second game, so spirits are high,” Ferrell said. “We have a lot of potential, and we know that we’re working really hard and playing hard.” The Bears are next in action for the 2002 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) tournament, taking place this weekend on Cape Cod. The squad faces Fairfield University (1-2) on Friday at 4 p.m., and Colgate University (0-2-1) on Sunday at 2 p.m. Sports staff writer Alicia Mullin ’03 is an assistant sports editor. She can be reached at amullin@browndailyherald.com.

Houston pulls off Texas-size upset in first game (L.A. Times) — There are embarrassing

gaffes. There are humiliating indignities. Then there’s losing to the expansion Houston Texans on national TV, the way the Dallas Cowboys did Sunday night. With ashen-faced Cowboy owner Jerry Jones nervously pacing the sidelines, the Texans scored twice in the fourth quarter to defeat the Cowboys, 19-10, to join the 1961 Minnesota Vikings as the only expansion teams to win their debut. The sellout crowd of 69,604 rocked Reliant Stadium — a $440-million glass palace — and roared with approval when David Carr broke a 10-10 tie with a 65-yard touchdown pass to Corey Bradford early in the fourth quarter. Ten minutes later, with 2:37 showing on the clock, the Texans sealed the victory with a safety — Seth Payne sacked Dallas quarterback Quincy Carter in the end zone — and jubilant fans danced in the stands. One held a sign that read, “You can go 1-15, as long as you beat the Cowboys,” and that pretty much summed up the emotion of this footballstarved city. “They didn’t give us a chance,” said Texan running back Jonathan Wells, whose team was an eight-point underdog. “The coaches showed us some clips about what they were talking about. They didn’t respect us at all. Some guys said that losing to the Texans would be like Oklahoma losing to Baylor. We took that personally and we came out and got that done.” The Texans won with good defense,

sporadic bursts of offense, and by taking advantage of costly Dallas penalties. It was a penalty, in fact, that paved the way for the first touchdown in franchise history. On the first play from scrimmage, Carr dropped back and fired a long pass for Bradford. But Bradford was roughed up along the sideline by Bryant Westbrook, and the ensuing pass-interference call gave the Texans a first down at the Dallas 21. Three plays later, Carr connected with Billy Miller over the middle, and the former USC player eluded a tackle and stretched the ball across the goal line for a 19-yard touchdown. The Texans built a 10-3 halftime lead despite rolling up a mere 82 yards before the intermission, then appeared to be coming apart in the third quarter when Dallas running back Michael Wiley dashed untouched through the defense for a 46yard touchdown. But the Cowboys were unable to sustain the rally, and Carter looked out of sync all night. He was sacked three times, intercepted once, and connected on only 13 of 30 passes. Teammate Emmitt Smith, who started the season 540 yards shy of Walter Payton’s all-time rushing record, gained 67 yards in 17 carries to lead all rushers. But most of the attention was focused on Carr, the No. 1 pick last spring, who looked fairly polished even though he was under constant pressure. He was sacked

“I tried to stay on an even keel, but when you score on your first drive, it’s hard not to get a little excited out there ... I had to calm myself down and sit down a little bit.” David Carr Houston Texan six times and threw for only 145 yards, but he would have had another touchdown had receiver Jermaine Lewis held on to a beautiful long pass at the end of the first half. He let it slip through his hands as he was all alone and just a few steps from the end zone. “I tried to stay pretty relaxed,” Carr said. “I tried to stay on an even keel, but when you score on your first drive, it’s hard not to get a little excited out there. I was a little excited and I had to calm myself down and sit down a little bit.” The Cowboys were impressed, particularly with his durability. “He’s a real good player,” Dallas defensive tackle La’Roi Glover said. “We hit him, we popped him and got after him. We scratched and clawed to get after him, and he still made the plays that counted.”

1. Lawrence Taylor, 1986 2. 55 points, Jacksonville 62, Miami 7, 1999 2nd Round 3. Louisville 4. Five (Bledsoe, Manning, Couch, Vick, Carr) 5. Boston

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002